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School Bus Management / Training

6 Tips for a Smooth School Start

Planning and practice can prevent transportation troubles on the first day of school. Bus prep, dry runs and parent contact are some of the key steps for a successful start.

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Low pay often fuels school bus driver shortage
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Our 2015 Contractor Survey found that driver shortage among school bus contractors is on the increase. Adding to the difficulty of attracting people to the school bus driving profession is the pay.
NAPT News & Views — Now being on 'Candid Camera' is common
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Many of us recall the “olden days” when Allen Funt’s hilarious TV show “Candid Camera” was a big hit. Little did we know then that being on a candid camera eventually would be commonplace.
<p>Transportation team members from Round Rock (Texas) ISD made the news after they braved icy conditions to pick up students and staff who were stranded on a trip.</p> 15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation
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Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts.
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Wheel-nut indicator
Wheel-Check is a loose wheel-nut indicator that can help operators identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection, according to the company.

Integrated software suite
Seon now offers vMax Compass, a complete suite of school transportation solutions designed to work seamlessly together to deliver the real-time information needed to plan safe routes, track vehicles and student ridership, and capture, record and automatically download video of on-board incidents.

Book on school bus safety
Go Where the Bus Goes, a new children’s book written by Lorraine Fletcher, a longtime school bus driver in Kentucky, addresses school bus safety.

Pre-trip inspection module
InterMotive’s new pre-trip inspection module is designed to automatically turn on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, including brake and reverse lights.

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<p>The 65th edition of the annual Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) was held July 12-15 at the Arlington (Texas) Convention Center. In the background is the baseball stadium where the Texas Rangers play.</p> PHOTOS: Highlights from Southeastern States

Take a look at the workshops, trade show and cowboy-themed banquet at the 2015 Southeastern... Visit photo gallery

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School Bus Songs: Toby Keith on School Bus Safety

OK — this entry isn’t actually a song, but it is by country music superstar Toby Keith. He tells motorists what to do when they come to a stopped school bus. Vintage video courtesy of NASDPTS.

School Bus Songs: ‘My Name is Cheech, the School Bus Driver’

Cheech Marin — of Cheech and Chong fame — probably wouldn’t be most parents’ top choice to transport their kids to school. Yet here he is, singing an accordion-accented novelty tune about being a school bus driver.

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